Blackett's War

Blackett's War

eBook - 2013
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A Washington Post Notable Book

In March 1941, after a year of devastating U-boat attacks, the British War Cabinet turned to an intensely private, bohemian physicist named Patrick Blackett to turn the tide of the naval campaign. Though he is little remembered today, Blackett did as much as anyone to defeat Nazi Germany, by revolutionizing the Allied anti-submarine effort through the disciplined, systematic implementation of simple mathematics and probability theory. This is the story of how British and American civilian intellectuals helped change the nature of twentieth-century warfare, by convincing disbelieving military brass to trust the new field of operational research.

Baker & Taylor
Documents the lesser-known story of a small group of British and American scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of how wars are waged and won, citing the particular contributions of operational research founder and future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
ISBN: 9780307962638
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 13, 2013

The story of the submarine wars.
Starts with World War 1 and then goes into the details of the sea war in the Atlantic of World War 2.
Addresses the political issues and well as the military issues.
Recommended if you want the history of the Battle of the Atlantic.


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